Dignity for All Students Act Training in Support of LGBTQ Students
The Dignity Act requires school professionals to receive training to support the pro-active creation of a supportive environment for several categories of students including LGBTQ students and LGBTQ families.
Section 100.2(jj) of the New York State Commissioner’s Regulations: School Employee Training and the Dignity Act
Professional Development: On or before July 1, 2012, for schools to implement school employee training programs, commencing with the 2012 -13 school year and thereafter, to promote a positive school environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and to discourage and respond to incidents of discrimination and/or harassment on school property or at a school function. Employee training guidelines shall be approved by the board of education of the school district (or by the chancellor of the city school district in the case of the City School District of the City of New York) and by the board of trustees of the charter school
Supporting LGBTQ Students in School Through the Dignity for All Students Act: A Workshop for School Professionals New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) goes into effect in July, 2012. This QuERI workshop will inform teachers, administrators, student support professionals and parents about the standards for DASA compliance. It will also provide recommendations for effectively implementing policies, procedures and instructional practices aimed at disrupting bias and creating school cultures that value difference and diversity. The QuERI DASA training will focus specifically on creating safe and equitable environments for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) students and the children of LGBT parents.
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